equalization reform

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Federal government wants to renew flawed equalization formula

Payments to recipient provinces are increasing even as the gap between richer and poorer provinces shrinks.

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Ottawa can promote national unity with two key reforms

The economic gap between provinces has shrunk yet equalization payments have continued to increase.

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Maritime provinces could soon see smaller slice of equalization pie

As a share of the province’s total government revenue, New Brunswick’s equalization payments fell from 23.7 per cent to 19 per cent.

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Alberta can force the provinces to renegotiate equalization—here’s how

The legislative resolution, not the referendum, will trigger the duty to negotiate.

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If federalism means anything, provinces must have real responsibilities.

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Jason Kenney, leadership candidate for Alberta’s United Conservative Party, called for reform to Canada’s equalization program.